The design gallery dedicated to light wood

Chameleon like few other materials used in furniture design, the light wood emerged at the center of creativity, shown at Milan Design Week 2022 as a true protagonist. Just leave them naked oak and bamboo surfaces they appeared in the magnum sea of ​​Salone del Mobile as solid and material islands that defined seamless backs, structures and support surfaces. By bringing the pure and minimal feeling that is so valued by Nordic and Japanese aesthetics back to the center of life, light wooden furniture they imagine the space of tomorrow as an increasingly inviting and sensuous environment. By stimulating first glance and then touch, seats, cabinets and tables facilitate their volume by exhibiting veins and material play derived from weaving and handicrafts. That news 2022 thus raising light wood textures decoration and structure that defines an unprecedented range of bright and harmonious furniture, ready to invade everyday places on the toes.

Klismo’s dining room chairs from Knoll

Federico Cedrone

On his debut for Knoll, Antonio Citterio imagine a variety of furniture reminiscent of ancient domestic archetypes. “I especially like to tell the story of this product: it has the memory of both an icon of classical Greek culture, ‘Klismos’ (exactly ‘chair’ in ancient Greek – which has also become the name of my product for Knoll) and of the same the chair designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings in the 1930s, a revival of the Hellenic seat, “explained the designer.” However, my product has a more dynamic shape with sleek and lightweight wooden support components “Seats and backrests in woven natural cotton ropes actually rest on an oak structure, available in natural or black color. To enrich the interior design set, there is also a versatile sofa, an elegant chaise longue and a range of tables, coffee tables and consoles with generous dimensions and precise proportions.

The Danish stool game

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Among the 2022 news items signed by Danes, a small family of furniture peeks out, a system of modular and interpretable benches and tables, inspired in their construction by Gioco delle Favole by Enzo Mari. Mono-material and built only through joints, this system expresses the sustainable soul of the joint from the choice of bamboo, one of the plants with the fastest growth, the highest production of oxygen and the least need for water. Based on a few basic elements, it is possible to configure four essential structures that allow for free and transverse applications in any room. And voila, The Game of Stools.

Zanat Kiam cabinet in two heights

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Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, Kiam presents a family of cabinets characterized by three original design elements: the architectural support structures created by interlocking the legs with horizontal support beams, the beauty of the proportions and the hand-carved motif on the cabinet doors, which gives them a wonderful sense of depth, sophistication and tactility. To beautify the project, a geometry of carvings that changes the visual perception of solid wood. Behind the thick doors, the high bar encloses an intricate interior design designed for storing and serving wine, drinks, dinnerware and other accessories.

Ghia coffee table set from Arper

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Red Lopez

Designed as elements in a large archipelago with a homely character from Studio Altherr Désile Park for Arper, the Ghia coffee tables participate in a design of infinite configurations that enables the different declensions to adapt to any environment and seat, expanding the possibilities of use. The bases, available in three heights, can have a single central support or three legs, while the tops are wide, with an organic shape, but also small or medium-sized circular. The materials are sustainable: VOC-free MDF with terracotta or sage green paint; FSC-certified European oak with natural or black finish; Venetian terrazzo for the small top that can be chosen in light or dark color.

Kawara chair-armchair from Koyori

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For the Kawara armchair, we wanted to design a large square dining chair, which provides the comfort and pleasure of sitting in a very soft shell. Let’s imagine this charming chair around a dining or office table, and it’s available in different colors, upholstered in leather or fabric. “This is how the designers present themselves. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec one of the seats exhibited by Koyori during the design week at the Milan Triennial. In its official debut, the Japanese brand defines a minimalist but at the same time inviting aesthetic that prefers volumes and silhouettes achieved by subtracting and simplifying shapes.

Vomero sideboard from A&B Living

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Courtesy photo A&B Living

“Natural proposals, inexplicably exotic and rural, colonial and domestic at the same time”. This would describe the Vomero sideboard or cabinet of A&B Living, a young startup founded in 2019 by Alessio Bernardini, who on the occasion of Milan Design Week in June launched the second collection conceived with the designers Luca Barengo, Francesco Citterio and Philippe Nigro. Finished with an extra clear glass top, the cabinet is made of oak by the French designer decorated manually with rye straw applied straw by straw, to form an elegant chevron pattern with a waxed finish. A sign of unambiguous craftsmanship and great knowledge of the cabinetmaking tradition.

The Materic table from Porro in light wood

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Courtesy Photo Porro

Created in 2017 by Piero Lissoni with the idea of ​​experimenting with the material’s versatility in elementary geometries, the Materic table from Porro develops to the size of a new oval plate and cone stump, both in natural brushed ash, extra light finish, with Nordic inspiration. “A silent object in the name of visual harmony, poetically minimal,” as we read in a descriptive note, “which vibrates in space, enchanting with the delicate nuances of nature.” Clear, very clear.

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